18 Nov 2010
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$10,000 offered in 'mashup' competition - winners announced

The Great NZ Remix & Mashup competition is challenging Kiwis to develop new creative works using New Zealand digital content and data, and offering $10,000 to the winner.

The competition aims to encourage New Zealanders to use existing free digital content and data in their own creative work by creating mashups of local and central government material. 

To aid competitors Archives New Zealand is offering never-released-before film footage, the Department of Conservation has released track and hut data and New Zealand Transport Agency has also released highway data for use.

All entries go in to win the supreme award for a NZ mashup, $10,000 cash prize, awarded to the most outstanding mashup entry that shows the value of open New Zealand content or data.

Update: The web-based walking track application, designed by Daniel Pietzsch, has won the $10,000 Supreme Mashup award in the Great NZ Remix & Mashup Competition.

“The contest was a major success, with more than 200 remix entries and more than 40 unique Mashup entries from around the country,” said Andy Neale, Manager, DigitalNZ.

A full list of winners, and links to the winning entries, can be found here.

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